Lester Cowan

Producer, Educator, Production supervisor
Born: 04/01/1906 in Mansfield, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Producer (7)

Main Street to Broadway 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Happy 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Little Chickadee 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ladies in Retirement (Movie)

(Producer)

One Touch of Venus (Movie)

(Producer)

The Commandos Strike at Dawn (Movie)

(Producer)

Whole Town's Talking (Movie)

(Producer)

Relationships

Ann Ronell

Wife

Max Cowan

Father

Anna Cowan

Mother

Bernard Cowan

Brother

Robert Cowan

Brother

Alice Richmond

Sister

EDUCATION

University of Akron

Akron , Ohio

Stanford University

Stanford , California

Milestones

1962

Initiated first Soviet-American co-production arrangement for film "Meeting at a Far Mountain" (never filmed)

1939

First film as producer, "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man"

1935

Named executive director of the Motion Picture Academy

1935

First film as production supervisor, "The Whole Town's Talking"

1929

At behest of Motion Picture Academy originated lecture series for University of Southern California, which was first college course in film studies

1928

Hired by the Motion Picture Academy where he wrote book on advent of the talkies and helped start the annual Academy Awards

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